Saturday, July 17, 2010


July 17, 2010---Spent some time at The Dock Store at Rivercrest Marina. Took on diesel and pumped out the holding tank. Mike (marina owner) used a pump outboat. Had a good visit with Mike. River travelers should stop here at mile 559, and spend some time. The marina is located behind a large protective well, so the water is very quiet. Watch in the early evening to see beavers, geese and turkey vultures. Enjoy the historic town of Madison, IN.

Leaving Rivercrest Marina the Indiana-Kentucky Power Corp. Clifty Creek Power Plant is seen behind us. The marina is located about 1/2 mile upriver from the plant.

Passed by the Lighthouse Restaurant on the shore of Madison.

Carollton, KY at mile 545 looked like an interesting small town.

Arriving at Markland Lock and Dam at mile 531.5 we had just passed one tow and caught the one in front of us entering the 1200' chamber.

As the tow headed into the 1200' chamber we lined up for entry into the 600' chamber.

Passed the tow as we entered the chamber.

After a 35' lift the gates opened and we continued upriver another 2.5 miles. Turned to port at mile 529 and entered the embayment to Turtle Creek Marina.

Tied up in a slip directly in front of the marina office near the fuel dock. Connected to the 50 amp shore power and got settled. Total travel today was just 30 miles in 4.1 hours.

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